Tony Khan Confirms He Has Spoken To WBD About Expanding AEW PPV Calendar

Tony Khan discusses AEW potentially expanding its pay-per-view calendar.

Since AEW launched in 2019, its pay-per-view schedule initially featured AEW Double or Nothing, All Out, Full Gear, and Revolution. AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door joined the schedule in 2022, and AEW will hold All In at Wembley Stadiumon August 27. Fightful Select recently reported that AEW is in deep talks with Warner Bros. Discovery regarding the extension of their TV deal, and WBD has proposed adding to AEW's pay-per-view lineup, with the company potentially holding an event as often as once a month being suggested as a possibility.

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During the ROH Death Before Dishonor media call, Khan was asked about what he believes to be the optimum number of pay-per-views for the schedule. He stated that he believes it's expanding. Khan then noted that he doesn't think any company that has expanded its pay-per-view calendar due to demand and economics has regretted that decision. He cited the success of AEW's lineup up to this point before he emphasized that he has given a lot of consideration to expanding the schedule.

"I think it’s evolving. I believe no wrestling company that has ever expanded its pay-per-view calendar due to demand and economics has ever regretted that decision. In general, there have been factors that have helped wrestling companies rise and fall over the years, but I do think expanding your pay-per-view calendar has often been something that has been seen as revenue positive and an overall positive for companies. Certainly, when there was competition in the past, more pay-per-views was the standard. For us, we launched with a very methodical plan. We built a really solid calendar of major events. Now, we’re talking about six major events that are pay-per-view worthy. As for expanding the calendar even further, it’s something we’ve talked to Warner Brothers Discovery about and it’s something everyone believes could be revenue positive. It’s something to certainly consider, but I’m very happy with what we’ve built," Khan said.

As of this writing, there is no word on whether AEW will expand its pay-per-view schedule.

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